Apologies for the blog silence. What a crazy month! Small Fry started up preschool again, as well as soccer classes, so the transition there has kept us quite busy. Tater Tot and I have started attending a music class for toddlers during Small Fry's school hours, which is fun. My husband and I celebrated our 8 year anniversary last week, and actually got to go on a REAL DATE for the first time in a year!
Plus, we recently joined our local YMCA, which means we've been trying to figure out a new workout routine. My husband is back in the weight room after a lengthy, PhD-writing-induced hiatus, and I'm having a boatload of fun trying out the classes. Yoga and spin are my current faves. Yoga makes me feel amazing post-long run! And spin is a great cross-training workout when I don't want the high impact of running. (Plus, the hill work is going to come in handy for sure.)
All of this schedule juggling has left little time for reading, and even less time for blogging. I'm currently reading 2 books, but both are rather slow going. The first is The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert (reading it as part of Katie's Nonfiction Book Club for this month). I was DYING to read this beforehand, but it is proving to be a slower journey than I originally hoped. The material is interesting, but the organization of the chapters makes much of the information feel disjointed. I'm hoping the last third of the book brings all of her concepts together a bit more clearly.
The other is Before I Go To Sleep by S.J. Watson, my book club's current pick. Our meeting is Sunday and I'm getting worried that I won't finish in time! I think the concept of the novel is intriguing, but the pace and writing style are getting to me. Hoping for an explosive ending to save the day. Review forthcoming!
Here's hoping for more reading time in the coming weeks, especially because I have a few blog tour books to complete in October! In the meantime, hopefully things will settle down here, and these two books will get a bit more enjoyable for me.
How is your reading life these days, friends? Any other parents still adjusting to school schedules?